7 Rules How to extend the life of your Electric Scooter’s Battery
The battery is one of the most important parts of an electric scooter to be well maintained and taken care of. Its warranty period of our Panasonic high quality batteries is 6 months. These batteries can last over 1000 charge cycles, which is considerable more than other brands in the market. However taking some easy steps can prolong significantly the life of the batteries.
You are a proud owner of the revolutionary transport of this era – an electric scooter. I know how happy you are that the days of being stuck in the traffic jams, waiting for a bus that is late or being squeezed in a crowded metro are gone.
This is an electric vehicle and that it is to be regularly maintained and properly taken care of. So, what should you start with?
One of the main parts of an electric scooter that need special care and maintenance is the battery.
Rule 1 – Keep your electric scooter’s battery charged
I know that majority of urban citizens do not burn the whole battery charge over one ride on their electric scooter to work and back home daily. However, it is better if you charge it in the evening anyway. Avoid totally depleting your scooter’s battery before charging. Always make sure it is minimum 10 % charged. If you charge your electric scooter' battery regularly and do not leave it discharged for a long time, it will help you a lot to prolong its life.
Rule 2 – Charge your electric scooter’s battery at the right time
You can charge your electric scooter straight after a short ride. If you had a long ride, give it about 30 minutes to cool down and then charge it. Do not leave your electric scooter with a significantly discharged battery for a few hours. Charge it promptly.
Rule 3 - Charge your electric scooter before storing it.
Rule 4 – Always use the original charger
A charger is a significantly cheaper spare part than the battery so don’t risk it and just use the original charger that you are sure is designed for your electric scooter. If you have an URBO you can find a spare charger in our store (https://www.urboscooters.com/collections/spare-parts/products/battery-charger)
Rule 5 – Keep your scooter and your scooter’s battery in a dry environment with optimal temperature.
Do not leave your electric scooter in freezing cold or under the sun in a middle of a sunny day. Keep the battery dry. Negative environmental conditions can damage the battery.
Rule 6 – Never leave your electric scooter to charge unattended. Never charge, uncharge, use or store a damaged or puffy battery.
Polymer lithium batteries used in the majority of modern electric scooters such us our Panasonic batteries are very powerful and have to be treated with extreme caution. Unappropriated charging, damage or overheating can result in a fire. Do not leave your electric scooter to charge overnight. Do not use, charge or leave a damaged battery unattended and follow the disposal protocols immediately.
As you see, the rules are very simple and easy to remember and follow. If you take care of the battery of your electric scooter well, you can prolong its lifespan up to 2-3 years. All you have to do is just regularly plug it in and always keep it well-charged.